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Grilled Figs with Goats Cheese

  • April 14, 2016
  • By Carly Neave

Grilled Figs

Hot, sweet, juicy figs, salty parma ham and creamy goats cheese all wrapped into one is my Christmas come early! I’ve been in love with these canopes since my pops first made a version of them 5 years ago. He’s that type of chef that looks into the fridge, pulls out ingredients you never thought a dish could be made out of, and ends up creating a masterpiece. (He is French though so maybe that’s where it comes from.) They were put on the table before a huge Sunday roast to get the taste buds going and keep people quiet which that they did! They are super simple to make (an easy job to get the men on!) and only take a quick 5 minutes on the grill to soften up and turn into the delicious bombshell that they are. For me they’re the perfect healthy canapé which is also a little indulgent!

Grilled Figs

Last night was my mum’s final evening in Dubai before heading back to the UK and being a real tapas fan, we visited a lovely Spanish spot called El Sur. At those kind of restaurants I’m much more interested in trying lots of small different plates rather than a main course and that’s what inspired me to make these figs today. They work brilliantly as canopes but also if you’re laying out a delicious spread for the evening, they complement other salads and dishes really well.

If the sun has come early, try doing them on the BBQ for a great smokey flavour! I know goats cheese isn’t to everyones taste (for reasons unbeknown to me) but if you fall into that category then mozzarella or halloumi cheese would also make a yummy filling.

Grilled Figs

Grilled Figs

Grilled figs with goats cheese
 
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Grilled figs with goats cheese
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Serves: 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 3 large ripe figs
  • 4 slices of parma ham
  • 40g goats cheese
  • Drizzle of honey
  • Coconut oil for cooking
Other
  • Toothpicks
Instructions
  1. Add the coconut oil to the grill pan and leave to heat for 2 minutes.
  2. Slice the figs in half and add them to the pan alone for 1 minute face down.
  3. Remove from the pan and spoon a dollop of goats cheese onto each fig.
  4. Half the parma ham slices and then wrap each half around the centre of the fig and the cheese.
  5. Pin it with a toothpick though the centre and replace the figs, face up, onto the grill pan.
  6. Cook for 2-3 minutes face up and then flip the figs over face down for a further minute so the ham on the top starts to crisp and cheese melts.
  7. Drizzle with honey and serve hot! (Remove the tooth picks through the middle and serve with extra on the side for people to eat with).

 

By Carly Neave, April 14, 2016 Hello and welcome! I'm Carly, originally from London but currently enjoying a little adventure in Dubai. A travel and wellness blogger exploring the world one step at a time. Think fabulous food at undiscovered gems, unique destinations, skin care obsessions and so much more. This is my life, I hope you enjoy the ride!
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Carly Neave

Hello and welcome! I'm Carly, originally from London but currently enjoying a little adventure in Dubai. A travel and wellness blogger exploring the world one step at a time. Think fabulous food at undiscovered gems, unique destinations, skin care obsessions and so much more. This is my life, I hope you enjoy the ride!

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